UTC Leadership ‘Opened the Pipeline’ to Diversity: President/CEO Osiene-Riggs
UTC President and CEO Sheryl Osiene-Riggs discussed diversity and ways to attract the next generation of utility workers in a riveting, high-profile panel discussion last week.
Speaking before the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) Select Committee on Regulatory and Industry Diversity on Wednesday, Ms. Osiene-Riggs applauded the UTC Board of Directors for being intentional in selecting a diverse group of leaders to run the Association and laying the pipeline for future growth.
“I have to look at the UTC leadership,” she said. “They opened the pipeline to me” and other diverse leaders in the industry and the UTC board.
Although she wasn’t planning on a career in the energy and utility industry early on, Ms. Osiene-Riggs urged the industry and regulatory audience to take the message outside their professional communities and into their homes and other places to encourage young people to consider careers in energy.
“Energy found me,” she said. UTC’s members are “fueling my passion” for this important work, she said.
In addition to Ms. Osiene-Riggs, other panelists included CPS Energy President and CEO Paula Gold-Williams, INTREN President and CEO Sherina Maye Edwards, Pepco Director of Regulatory Strategy Nikki M. Hall, and Calpine Federal & Regulatory Affairs Zoe Cadore.
More information on the panel is available here: https://www.naruc.org/meetings-and-events/naruc-summer-policy-summits/2021-summer-policy-summit/agenda/